Just watched “Unbelievable”. Two things struck me:
His unglamorous lifestyle. The guy was a 2X Mr. Olympia when this movie was made and he was still working as a Texas cop and lived in regular middle-class neighborhood (however he did have a Dodge Viper). His personal treadmill looked like it came from Walmart and he cooked all his own food. No personal chefs, maids, or assistants. Just a regular guy who happens to be a world champion.
Every rep of every set he does in the movie could be technically classified as a partial rep. He never used a “full range of motion” on anything. That is by no means a criticism (he’s Ronnie, after all), just an interesting observation.
I’m not sure which DVD I saw but I think it was after 4 O wins and I too was surprised at his individual commitment so to speak. You’d think he’d have cooks and trainers and all these guys around him but he wakes up, cooks his breakfast watches the tv and then trains.
There’s no real motivational guru or anything he just does it because I believe he loves it, and I thought that made him more praised in my eyes.[/quote]
Compare him to other top athletes who have a posse follow them around, wear outlandishly expensive clothes, and live the rock star life. It’s top prize at Mr. O $100,000? Do that twice, plus all the endorsements he gets and speaking engagements…
I bet he could have easily afforded to move to a more luxurious neighborhood. That was funny when he was pulling out of his driveway (it looked like he shared his driveway with his neighbor) in his Viper, and there were old trucks on the street